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Caroline · Married on 03/19/2015
We traveled all the way from Sydney Australia to have our wedding at the Mackey House. Having never seen the property it could have been absolute disaster to say the least.Sent on 04/07/2015
Usually, people are let down when they see beautiful images of a venue online and then see it in real life only to find the pictures look nothing like the venue. The Mackey House is the complete opposite... the venue photos do not even do this beautiful property justice - It's far prettier in real life (if that's even possible! !)
The fairy lights, the ceremony space, the reception area - everything was perfection. Well worth the travel from Australia and we couldn't be happier in choosing the Mackey House for our wedding! Our guests too loved the property and are still raving about it!
PS Dave Gibson is amazing. If you want to ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch he is a MUST to hire!
Joanna · Married on 03/11/2015
My employer held an area sales meeting in Savannah this week and we wanted to have a relaxed evening out with a lowcountry boil and oyster roast at a pretty southern venue. The Mackey house exceeded our expectations. Susanna and Trey took all of my requirements down and coordinated travel to and from the hotel, food/beverage, and a live band for the evening. All of my colleagues were thoroughly impressed as the Mackey house is the epitome of an elegant lowcountry plantation. The outdoor covered area was PERFECT for our event and the oysters that they provided were such good quality. They all made an effort to make each of us comfortable and the service was awesome. I highly recommend the flaming donut stand, the best donuts HANDS DOWN.Sent on 03/12/2015
Our group is rather high maintenance and everyone had a wonderful time. The live band really added to the atmosphere we were hoping for.
Beautiful venue, excellent customer service, and highly recommended!
Kathy · Married on 03/07/2015
Planning and executing a wedding with the bride and groom in Maryland, the wedding venue in Georgia, and the parents in a different city from the venue could have been a recipe for disaster, but our daughter's wedding at the Mackey House was everything she had hoped it would be. After visiting the the first time, we cancelled all other venue appointments because we knew Kelly and Collin's wedding had to be held there. The grounds were beautiful; the fairy lights in the trees and throughout the gardens made for a truly romantic atmosphere, and the attitude of the staff was that nothing was too difficult in making the bride and groom's day perfect. Susanna, the wedding planner was a pleasure to work with, and she went out of her way to make sure everything went smoothly, and she made all the long distance planning easy. Dave Gibson, the wedding rehearsal director as well as day- of coordinator and reception DJ, was awesome! Dave really made the party fun, and his teaching everyone the Wobble was hilarious! His hosting the Newlywed shoe game had everyone in stitches. The entire evening was well organized, lively, and most of all fun. The staff took care of every detail, and we all enjoyed a stress free ceremony and reception. Thank you for giving Kelly and Collin their dream wedding!Sent on 03/10/2015
The Mackey House's reply:We take great pride in making destination weddings easy to plan and enjoyable for everyone attending. And when it's the parents who are providing their only child's the wedding of her dreams then we are especially eager to make it the perfect day. Kelly and Collin were a wonderful couple and their guests were the tops. Thank you for allowing us to do some special activities (i.e. Shoe Game, special line dances, etc.) that made it truly memorable for the guests
Greg · Married on 02/21/2015
Mackey house is amazing! Everything was even more beautiful than we expected. It was definitely the best weekend of our lives. If you do book the Mackey house make sure to get Dave to DJ and coordinate. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and incredibly helpful. Everyone on the staff was great. You won't be let down!Sent on 03/14/2015
User4106716 · 2+ years ago
We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding. The Mackey House is an amazing place to have your special day. The venue is absolutely beautiful and they do a wonderful job of making sure it always, regardless of the season, looks beautiful. The staff are fantastic! They make you feel like family from the day you book with them. Dave is the man! He is amazing at what he does and makes sure there are no glitches on your big day. All staff members are always accessible and always greet you with a warming smile. We HIGHLY recommend The Mackey House to anyone who wants to have a unforgettable wedding day!!!Sent on 09/13/2014
Katie and Steven Kerlin
Alexandria · Married on 11/29/2014
The Mackey House was absolutely the best. Dave, who was our planner and dj and coordinator, really seemed to step up his game with our wedding. I never would have dreamed of something so beautiful and flawless. Thank you so much Mackey House for making our special day just that more amazing!Sent on 02/17/2015
Jill · Married on 11/09/2014
The Mackey House made our wedding unforgettable. I had envisioned a romantic, outside ceremony at dusk, and the lighting they provided was perfect. The scenery is absolutely beautiful at the Mackey House. Aside from the appearance, the staff is so easy to work with. Dave was a pleasure to work with as well as Susanna. Thank you so much for making our wedding perfect in so many ways! God bless you all!Sent on 11/12/2014
The Mackey House's reply:Twilight weddings are very unique and special. Our landscape lighting and up lighting truly create a stunning atmosphere for a romantic wedding. We're so happy Jill and Jason chose the Mackey House as their wedding venue and pleased that they had the perfect wedding they desired.
Gina · Married on 11/07/2014
My husband and I got married in an evening ceremony in early November at The Mackey House. It was a wonderful experience. We cannot tell you how many people have told us how organized, fun, and lovely the night was. We (along with our parents) are still receiving positive comments. On the day of the event, neither of us had to worry about any detail. We just got to enjoy ourselves, and I don't know how many couples get to say the same thing about their wedding.Sent on 12/12/2014
The Mackey House's reply:We believe Gina summed it up in three words - organized, fun and lovely. As we have often stated, the bride and groom should only have to do two things on wedding day - get married and have fun. We manage all the details to ensure a prefect wedding day and provide the experience that the couple, their families and guests deserve. Thank you Gina and Matt for sharing your special day with us.
User4533096 · 2+ years ago
We could not have booked a more perfect place for our ceremony and reception. The Mackey House made our wedding day stress free. We were truly able to enjoy every second of our ceremony and reception. They have this process down pat! It was the easiest party I've ever planned :) The staff thinks and takes care of EVERYTHING! We were very impressed with how organized the entire day/night was.Sent on 11/07/2014
The Mackey House's reply:Making it easy and stress free for our couples is one of our goals. We genuinely believe that the bride and groom should only do two things on wedding day - get married and have fun. With over 15 years experience, we can not only make the planning easy, but we can manage the event to achieve ultimate satisfaction.
Sandra · Married on 08/11/2014
My new husband and I were extremely pleased with every staff member at the Mackey House. From day 1 of planning our big day, they were so helpful in guiding us in the right direction. Planning our wedding from a distance, I thought we would encounter so many challenges, but Dave and Shelly really made everything flow so well! The grounds couldn't have been more perfect. Dave was our DJ and planner, and he did an absolutely fantastic job at coordinating everything, and making wonderful suggestions. He was such a pleasure to work with! I hope in a few more years, we can come back with our family for a much more intimate renewal of our vows! :)Sent on 09/16/2014
Watseka · Married on 08/03/2014
My new husband and I fell in love with the Mackey House as soon as we walked into the beautifully landscaped garden area outside. From the first tour of the grounds to the second we left as husband and wife the staff at the Mackey House were beyond exceptional. They gave us the wedding we wanted at a great price. Dave Gibson is the best maitre'd you can ask for. He kept the day organized and flowing, as a bride, I never had to worry about a thing! Shelly was always there to answer my questions and concerns about anything, and I left my decorations and special instructions with her the day before at our rehearsal and come wedding day everything was set up perfectly! It was so beautiful and truly surpassed all of our expectations! They were more than happy to accommodate for anything. We had an 80-90% chance of rain forecast for our wedding day and we had decided to change the set up of the wedding and reception. The day of turned out to be absolutely beautiful and they changed everything back to our original plan last minute with no hiccups whatsoever. I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff. If you are considering a wedding here you will not be disappointed!Sent on 08/06/2014
Candice · Married on 05/18/2014
Every bride-to-be has got to check out the Mackey House as a venue; once you drive onto the property and meet the staff, you'll fall in love in a heartbeat! The entire property is breathtakingly beautiful, and the pictures turned out amazing (my photographer was Shannon Christopher). I just got married a little over a month ago, and it was by far the best time of my life. I have had so many people call me and text me asking us to get married at the Mackey House again because it was the best wedding they had ever been to! And I absolutely couldn't have done it without the help of Dave Gibson. He is the Event Director, and just awesome to work with. He runs the rehearsal, puts together the entire wedding including all the small details, DJs, and basically keeps the wedding flowing all night long. I didn't have to worry about hiring a planner because he took care of everything for me. Now we now have extra money in our budget for our honeymoon. His music had everyone dancing the entire night, even my husband's grandparents! It was priceless. And he taught us all how to wobble! Hilarious. Nothing is better than hearing, "you're the bride, it's your day," and being totally taken care of and catered to. He took away all of the stress that most brides deal with on their wedding day. Every friend of mine told me that their wedding was a blur. Mine wasn't at all. I enjoyed every second of it and had the best night of my life. Everything was taken care of. I got to marry the love of my life and dance on a glass-topped pool. I only wish it could have been longer! I always said "I want a marriage more beautiful that my wedding". The Mackey House definitely set a high standard for us, and I couldn't have asked for anything more.Sent on 06/20/2014
Hannah · Married on 03/22/2014
If there was a way to give more than 5 stars, I would because they earned it! We had a wonderful time not only at the wedding but before and after. The Mackey House was so helpful with EVERYTHING.Sent on 03/26/2014
We had contacted them 1 year prior to our set date, and met with Dave Gibson the DJ and with Shelly the house representative. They were extremely helpful and friendly . With so much time left to plan our wedding they stayed in contact, the whole year to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. And it did! with their help we were able to pull together 100 people composed mostly of out of towners and everyone said fabulous things to say about the Mackey House. If we could do it all over again we wouldn't change a thing! Michelle the decorator was so much fun to work with, she has great ideas and was there for us in more ways than just making the Mackey house our house for the night. Dave was indispensable for the entire year, He was very thoughtful and creative about songs and getting the right feeling we had wanted for the ceremony and then lead dances out on the floor for the reception! We wouldn't of been able to have such a great night if we had chosen another location because we wouldn't have gotten anywhere as near the personalized attention, the quality of service, the gorgeousness of the location or as stress free of an event! LOVE THESE GUYS!
The Mackey House's reply:If there was ever a bride who was the epitome of eagerness to get married it was this one. And the groom was just as ready. Great couple, great wedding, great event!
Darcy · Married on 03/20/2014
I could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. The Mackey House has a strong team of professionals that made our day absolutely flawless. Dave, the wedding coordinator, is very organized and highly knowledgable. He made the event seamless and easy. There are no words to describe his obvious talent in the wedding industry. I did not have to lift a finger the day of our wedding. Michelle, with Improvisions, was our decorator and florist through TMH and anything you wanted she would execute with a "can-do" attitude. She is full of ideas and it is very apparent that she loves what she does. There were a couple instances where our original plans fell through on our end but TMH was always there with a solution. We recieved so many compliments on the ceremony. Beautifully executed.Sent on 03/23/2014
The Mackey House's reply:What a wonderful and gracious couple - Darcy and Phil. Everyone associated with this couple - their wedding party, their families and their guests were fun, exciting and interactive. It was a true pleasure to serve this couple.
Amber · Married on 02/22/2014
I had my wedding at the beautiful Mackey house the 22nd of Feb. and I couldn't have asked for a better place to have the most important day of my life. The mackey house has a beautiful garden and landscape, every time I drove to meet someone or just walk around the property their were gardeners there working hard to keep the property beautiful. They work with you as far as Buddhist is concerned they call you when they just want to make sure you are doing ok, and to hear how excited you are. They made me and my now husband feel like family, and that in its self meant and will mean to you so much. Especially when you need it the most......thank you mackey house.Sent on 03/08/2014
The Mackey House's reply:Weddings are truly a special and "once in a lifetime" event. We strive to ensure that every bride can have a fun, relaxing and stress free wedding day. The whole Mackey House experience, from the venue to the grand end of evening sendoff is dedicated to providing the bride, groom and all their guests a moment that will be remembered and shared forever. We are so happy we achieved this for Amber and Ryan.
Eileen · Married on 02/10/2014
The Mackey House was the perfect setting for my southern country wedding!! I was planning it from California and I was worried but Dave and the Mackey House took care of everything and I was relaxed and able to just enjoy our big day!!Sent on 02/14/2014
The Mackey House's reply:If there's one thing we have learned at the Mackey House, it's southern hospitality. This group was fun and friendly. And the bride was so gracious to work with. We LOVE weddings!
Kimberly · Married on 02/07/2014
We had our wedding at the Mackey house on 2-7-14. Everyone was so kind and made our day awesome. Dave went though the planning with us step by step and made it all easy. Shelly made everything in the house beautiful and even set up all our pictures and center pieces. Everybody had a lot of fun at our wedding and we are so glad we picked the Mackey house!Sent on 03/30/2014
The Mackey House's reply:We love it when are brides can say their wedding day is awesome. We enjoy managing the little details that make their big day extra special. It's also wonderful when our couples, like Kimberly and Anthony, are fun and exciting.
Kylee · Married on 11/16/2013
The Mackey House is an AMAZING place to have your wedding ceremony and reception at. The staff is absolutely terrific from the owners Laurel and Trey Mackey to the caters. My now husband just came home from Afghanistan on November 4th about two weeks before our wedding date. The Mackey's were more than accommodating for our wedding, they treated us like family. They rolled out the red carpet for this freshly new veteran and his wife. The photographer took absolutely amazing photos. The minister was incredibly sweet and held an amazing ceremony. The decorator for the wedding ceremony did a beautiful job and the wedding coordinator who also provided the music who was Dave made me feel so comfortable on my big day and took the nerves away. The wedding they provided me over did my expectations of my dream wedding I had envision since a little girl. This is the best place to get married and have a reception. If you pass up this place your making a HUGE mistake.Sent on 12/05/2013
The Mackey House's reply:It was such an honor to serve this couple. Our military personnel and warrior sacrifice and commit so much to our lives that when we have an opportunity to serve them, it is with great pride and satisfaction that we do. The entire staff loved the intimacy of this wedding event and seeing the joy of the bride and groom's family as this couple was united in marriage was incredible!
A · Married on 11/02/2013
Laura Mackey, owner of The Mackey House, did an excellent job preparing for my wedding day - she is not only helpful but very easy to work with and she has an eye for detail. We also used Dave Gibson - in my opinion is the best DJ/wedding planner you could ever find - Dave is on top of everything, he keeps the entire wedding on track and moving and is so involed with the entire event - we could not have had such a fantastic wedding without him! We also used The Mackey House catering - excellent choice! We have people calling us the next day saying the food was excellent, the venuse was breathtakingly beautiful, and they had never had so much fun at a wedding before. I highly recommend The Mackey House for any event!!!Sent on 11/13/2013
The Mackey House's reply:Ashley and Eddie set the bar higher for fun at their reception. This bride had more moves on the dance floor than Beyoncé and her "crew" was fantastic. And was she ever eager to get her ceremony underway! The excitement was awesome. I wish I could have joined them at their after party. Great job everybody.
Lauren · Married on 10/14/2013
The best venue in Savannah! The Mackey House staff was amazing! They went above and beyond to make our day special! Guests at our wedding raved about how this was the BEST wedding they have been to! The Mackey House truly delivers the essence of southern hospitality.Sent on 10/22/2013
The Mackey House's reply:Lauren, Your wedding was amazing! Your guests were a lot of fun and you and Treneil were wonderful to work with. Thank you for letting the Mackey House be part of your special day.
Lakshmi · Married on 10/13/2013
Absolutely fantastic experience. We conducted a "One of a Kind" wedding for our daughter and the Mackey House was absolutely the best choice. Everyone of our guests (265 of them) had nothing but "high praise." We look forward to a continued relationship with our new friends, Dave, Shelly, Laura, Greg, and Trey of the Mackey House!!Sent on 10/31/2013
The Mackey House's reply:Many, many thanks for allowing The Mackey House to host your daughter's special day. As this was our first Indian wedding we were excited at the events and pageantry associated with the traditions of this type of wedding. Everything turned out to be absolutely amazing - the ceremony, the food, the reception, the party. Shraddh and Will's guests were totally fun. This was one of the best receptions we've had!
Carrie · Married on 10/12/2013
We had our daughters wedding reception at The Mackey House. It was a beautiful event. The venue was absolutely everything we had imagined. It was really easy to work with the staff. They were friendly, kind and attentive to our needs. I was impressed how wonderful they were as I know they had 5 back to back weddings on our weekend. Dave the DJ was so helpful and it was nice to have his assistance at the Church as well. Our guests had a wonderful time. The only negative was the trolley service from Downtown Savannah - they did not supply the service they had promised and many of our guests got to the reception late missing introduction and first dance. The Mackey House will have to contract with a different company!Sent on 10/29/2013
The Mackey House's reply:Krysta and Matt's event was fabulous. Their wedding party was a great group that had a lot of fun and kept the dance floor busy. The church ceremony was beautiful.
User3072945 · 2+ years ago
It was such a pleasure celebrating our wedding reception at The Mackey House! The staff is extremely easy to work with; it is apparent that they work their hardest to make each bride and groom's big day truly unique and memorable. From decorations to catering, The Mackey House staff were ready to help us host the reception of our dreams. Everyone was professional and personable - very easy to work with. My husband & I are still getting compliments on what an amazing venue we had. So THANK YOU to The Mackey House for making our wedding reception the most memorable night of our lives. We couldn't be more thankful.Sent on 12/26/2013
The Mackey House's reply:Making incredible memories of this special occasion is our ultimate goal. Naturally, we want to fulfill the bride and groom's vision for their wedding day, but providing a positive and memorable event for their guests is just as important. When the guests continue to talk about and compliment the bride and groom days, weeks and months after the event we know we have met our goal.
Stephanie · Married on 10/10/2013
I loved working with everyone from the Mackey House. They went out of their way to make our wedding perfect. We were getting married in a location on the grounds that they had never really done before (the wooded lake side area).Sent on 10/16/2013
I loved working with Shelley and Dave, who were basically my life line for planning the entire wedding. Shelley called every so often to discuss what needed to be done at the time. Dave was very helpful. I worked with him on music selections, discussing invitations, and many other aspects of the wedding. He was there to discuss everything with.
On the day of the wedding, I arrived to everyone finalizing the set up. It was very beautiful. We had to start the ceremony late because a family member did not arrive on time but it was not an issue.
At the reception, I enjoyed how Dave announced everything. He made sure no one would miss anything at the reception. He tried his best to get everyone out dancing but my family was unfortunately a bit lame. With the guests being a bit older, they didn't want to get out and dance. This resulted in myself (as the bride) out there busting moves on my own. Dave made sure to play all the music I selected, even replaying a song for myself and the groom.
The only issue I had was there were times I had to wait a little while to hear back from certain people. It was never too long but there was once or twice where I had to wait a week to hear back about different issues. It didn't cause any problems in the planning of the wedding at all.
In the end, we got married and every thing turned out wonderful! If you are in the Savannah area and looking for a beautiful place to get married, there is no better place than The Mackey House.
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Karleigh · Married on 10/04/2013
I got married at The Mackey House a year ago, and our wedding was EVERYTHING i wanted it to be!!! The venue was so beautiful & the staff are all great! We decided to have Dave as our D.J./wedding coordinator and it was the best choice i could've made! I HIGHLY recommend using Dave if you're getting married or having an event at The Mackey House! Dave was always such a great help & never once complained when i changed my mind every week haha! I even changed my music the DAY BEFORE the wedding and Dave was right on it! He makes sure the bride is happy and has the best day possible. He does such a great job making sure the wedding party is where they need to be & one time. My cousin got married at The Mackey House last week and had Dave D.J. and I could tell everyone had a great time. I got to speak with Dave and he is the nicest person you will meet! Michelle made table decorations for our reception and she did a great job!! It was a last minute need and Michelle was right on it, asking what our wedding colors were and asking what type of decorations i wanted. When i saw the table decor i was blown away at how beautiful everything was!! My overall experience at The Mackey House was amazing! Definitely the way to go if you want a beautiful, southern wedding :)Sent on 10/11/2014
The Mackey House's reply:Thank you Karleigh for your compliments. As some readers may note, your review was almost a year after your event and the fact that you recall much of your wedding day in great detail is a testament to the lasting memories we create. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event and the memories and experience that our couples take with them should have that long lasting quality.